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Warning: No more updates. This app stays as it is now. Why? Because Flash is essentially dead now. Browsers stop to support it etc. I might be create a HTML5 version of this app IF deviantART let us upload web apps in the future (as Newgrounds does). Until then this stays without any further improvements or updates. Thank you for all your comments and supports I got for this app. It was a pleasure. I will respond and help as I can. This will not change. I just do not fix anything in the app, also I do not add any new features after this.

This little app generate Custom Box Background code after you provide an image url to it. This is the easiest way to get HTML code that makes your profile look awesome.

Tutorial video:

You can check preview after you generated code. Pressing CTRL+C (or CMD+C if you are Mac user) button will automatically copy the code for you, so you can paste it in the custom box.

Commissions are open for code!

For some reason you can't use this app? I will send you the the code for 30 points. Check the commissions out on my profile pages's right side. I will accept your commission if you provide me all the info I need and you are a Core user.

Mobile Users and people without Flash player

Here is the mobile version for you: customboxgenerator.nikhazy-diz…

You can add it to home screen too, as this is a mobile web app.

Buy to support me

Do you want to support me? On the right there is a small custom box background image pack (25 images in a zip file). Click Purchase button on the right. Want preview? Check this out:


  • It isn't look good with featured images, ID, donation etc.  Yeah. Because this works best with custom box widget. In any other cases there will be bugs like hidden content, spaces between content and top of widgets etc. There are workarounds for these but they will be still far from perfect.

  • How to get Image URL?:…

  • I am not a Core user. Will it work for me? Nope. This works only for Core users.

  • Background image doesn't repeat This isn't an error. This is how it is. You must use a wide and tall image to cover all the background. (Update: As from v1.7.4 it is possible to repeat image vertically.) This is not an officially supported feature, so it is far from perfect.

  • Background image doesn't fill the box horizontally It is because you use a too small image. To understand this better try to resize the window and see how the layout changes, you will see eventually it will fill it. The minimum recommended width for the image to use is 1000px. That fills the background even on bigger screens. There are no other way for this. 

  • Does this work at Groups? Not perfectly. At groups the image will push the content down. So you can use small image as header or something, but not as background.

  • I am an Internet Explorer user. I don't have "copy image url" at right click. What to do? First of all: Don't be an Internet Explorer user. It is bad for your and your computer's health. But if you want to continue to be one, you should write a comment with an URL to the page that contains the image you want to use and I will give you the image URL.
    (Update: As from v1.8.0 it is possible get IMG URL in the app itself if the image is on deviantART or If you still have problems comment)

  • It hides donation button. What to do? Put several line breaks before the last tag so the button is "pushed downwards". At donation polls it is a good idea to use low but wide image, so it only hides the donation amount.

  • How do I replace the hidden featured image? You put the image's :thumbXYZ: code in the text OR you use the <img src="FEATURED IMAGE URL" width="400" />  HTML tag also in the text. Where the a "width" parameter will change the width of the image and you should set it so you are happy with the result (thank you for kissingcyanide for pointing this out). Without the width parameter the image can be too big and appear strangely hidden on the sides.

  • There is a space on top of featured image widget: Set the view to "Normal view". There will be still a space at the top. But this is as close as you get. Remember the first FAQ.

Version history

  • Update v1.9.2: This update contains the following changes:
    • From now on the default text color is black. It was set red before this update that created some confusion.
  • Update v1.9.1: This update contains the following changes:
    • Minor bug fix at text color picker.
  • Update v1.9.0: This update contains the following changes:
    • New function: From now on you can select text background color. 
    • New function: From now on you can select text color. 
    • Centered text is optional now when background color is selected.
    • Preview text tells what options are selected (also in the code)
    • I added 100px to the height of the app, so it have space for rearrangement.
    • I rearranged the buttons, so now text based stuff is on the left, image related stuff is on the right
    • Preview is now fixed for big images. It show proper centered image as it is meant to be
    • Added llama giver button in help. Feel free to give me llama ;)
    • I changed the background color to match dAs new color.
  • Update v1.8.0: This update contains the following changes:
    • For people who can't get image URL by right click a new function is added! Just press the "Get IMG URL for me" button and copy the deviation URL there! It will get the img url for you, you just have to press the Get Code button. As it depends on my websites server, when my website is down, this function will be down too.
  • Update v1.7.4: This update contains the following changes:
    • Vertical repeat added! From now on you can repeat background image downward. A little something for you guys with very long content. It will have a small space between repeats. Sadly this is how this works, but more than nothing.
  • Update v1.7.3: This update contains the following changes:
    • A bug fixed where the preview wasn't show well (may still occur, more testing needed). This bug doesn't affect the actual result.
    • Added Facebook button in help. If you like this consider liking my Facebook Page too, where I write news about this app too.
  • Update v1.7.2: This update contains the following changes:
    • Small bug fixes
    • New video link. This new version has new tutorial video about usage.
  • Update v1.7.1: This update contains the following changes:
    • Bug fixed: deviantART and Youtube button's help text was rendered behind the Get Code button.
    • Minor code improvement
  • Update v1.7: This update contains the following changes:
    • New function: text background. This is a deviantArt based white background for the text. Must be centered.
    • New function: Font size added! You can change font size 1-10. Not pixel. Old old html font size. deviantART still supports it
    • Preview is better now. You can set up its look while previewing
  • Update v1.6: This update contains the following changes:
    • deviantART button added. It opens a new window with a search for background images especially made for custom boxes
    • YouTube button now opens the video page as its description also has information about the video.
  • Update v1.5.1: This update contains the following changes:
    • YouTube button now have deviantART colour when it is inactive. This is a minor change for better look.
  • Update v1.5: This update contains the following changes:
    • Button logic works better. After generating a code, when you click on the URL input you get the normal state of the app. Before this if you were in preview mode you lost all buttons.
    • Minor change in source code.
    • Youtube button added. This way you can check out the video about using this app. Thanks for siannve for the awesome icon pack:
  • Update v1.4: This update contains the following changes:
    • Better error message when not proper URL added, pointing to the help screen. Thanks for namenotrequired :)
    • Minor change in help text.
    • Help screen have new design.
    • Donate button added to help screen.
  • Update v1.3: This update contains the following changes:
    • Added better help text. I included how to get image url
    • From now on only image url's are accepted because lot of people tried to feed it with deviation url. This means only urls ending with .jpg, .jpeg, .png or .gif are good. You can copy urls that have ?something at the end, this isn't affect this rule (for example ...someimage.jpg?sometext)
    • I fixed the preview. Now the background image is centered, as the real life boxes are centered too.
  • Update v1.2: Better help text added. Thanks for Ilionej for suggesting it. :)
  • Update v1.1: Centered content checkbox added. It expands the code with a
    element that will render content centered in the custom box.

Why so much update? I got ideas from time to time from comments or just find a small error I want to fix. Wanna see the first version? Here you go:

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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-02-04
Custom Box Background Code Generator v1.9.x by NAkos

[dA Related / Devious Fun / Other] ( Suggested by EeNii and Featured by ginkgografix )
Critique by RdManebog33 Aug 11, 2013, 11:50:56 PM
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

Once again,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

Once again and again,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

Yeah, so cool.

Once again & again & again,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?


Again i will say,
This is cool. It features how to B.G. a custom box. Cool, eh?

...Cool. Yesh yeh yeshhh! Even nice flash! I'll add this to my favorites! Yeah this rocks! Yay!
What do you think?
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Critique by orangeei Sep 2, 2013, 2:57:13 PM
Dude, I've been looking for something like this. Like, EVERYWHERE :D
I guess you earned a fave :3
So this shows how new Premium Members on how to do it :D
I hope this gets famous sometime.
Randome Space Use Up-
well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well
well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well well

Thank you 8D

this is more like a comment, huh?
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Cupcake3718 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its not working?
NAkos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
you are not a core member so no
Cupcake3718 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh sorry im dumb
Cupcake3718 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It still lets me make a custom? Or do you have to be core just like be core? (idk how to explain it)
NAkos Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
The app will generate a code for you, but any of this to work you need to be a core member
Mrs-Bugglesworth Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Happy Tears 
Thats-The-Black-Blur Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Student Artist
for some reason it won't let me us the URl code anymore. 
PrincessRainbowDream Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Used on my profile! I've been searching a thing like this...This is really helpful! Thanks for making it!
OnlyTheFinestOfTrash Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

well... thank you... I feel so professional now..
3lly-Bork Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
lovebu-g Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018   Digital Artist
it helps a lot!! :"D
phiich Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
It acts like a button?? But i dont want it to act like button ;w;
(maybe it shows to me idk please help ;; )
NAkos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
all this is a hack, to get background for the text we use the button CSS from the site. Everything in it uses something else from deviantarts design to have different effects. To be honest I am surprised dA still let this thing work, but it is a good thing.
Cupcake3718 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it, but curently its not working.
skyvelvet23 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i used it for this no lie
The-Empress-Shark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're simply a legend!
Xkat-drawsX Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
how do you add gifs in these & make them big
(sorry for this im new to core
& i don't get it its downlaoded in my file
how do i put it in my custom?
its weird & I can't open it in any browser
idk what's happening sorry 
rektchu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dali-Dog Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018
oml thank you so much for making this, this helped me so much with getting started in my custom boxes
SunniOnTheWeb Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used this on my page and when there are these gray bars....  How do I fix that?
husii Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you need to resize it to have the same width as the custom box
Rozu-Dev Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018   General Artist
and what is it?
husii Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is what?
Rozu-Dev Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018   General Artist
the perfect size for the custom box
husii Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
about 800x1500
PrinceVegeta6 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
how do i? i had try please tell me 
husii Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uhh just go to a drawing program and resize it to the same width as the custom box-
just go see the right resolution of the custom box.
edgymoon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you make a image bigger in the custom box i tried to add a image with < thumb : (numbers) : and it was to small i was using a page doll
NAkos Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Try using HTMl <img src="url of the image">
edgymoon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bloomingnebula Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2017
I love this so much. You've made coding a very easy thing for me and I very much appreciate the time and effort you put into this. ^^
RadioactiveBhabie Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
crap i just figured i need core NOOOO sobbing - crying Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] Chisaki Crying Icon Crying Mo [EXO] Kris ''Legit'' Crying Emoticon 
13eni Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
cookiecreamdraws Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
bought it!
sqectrum Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i just spent 10 points on this and thought it was for the website not backgrounds
aaaaaaaaah frick
candy-kaii Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whats the code so where theres this area for the text in the back thats not the custom box?
FlyGlowwx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
okay, i tried to press preview and wont work
can you fix it?
Miaumy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're the hero that we needed~
Typical-Trinity Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i finally found this! i LOVE using this it really works i always have trouble with backrounds without coes and then i remembered this but i couold never find it! this sooo works like magic. my page can be PERFECT with this without any problems
ichimatsu-x Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do I have to pay 10 points For a Custom box?
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No. As I write in the description you get background images for the 10 points. The app itself is free to use.
r0ssmiino Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im a mobile user and i use this code a lot back then but now that im gonna decorate my page again,, the mobile version for this doesnt work anymore-

This is what happens,,
Screenshot 20170724 175359 by r0sque  
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It works for me. Server might stopped or something. It happens from time to time.
KazerOnDA Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017
I don't know if it's just my computer or not, but the whole area where you enter a url and get the code and everything.... it's all grayed out.  Like, the whole screen is just a lightish gray, the comments and other posts are still there, it's just where the deviation is supposed to be is all gray.  Has this happened before?  Is it a known issue?  Is it just my computer/have I used it too much in one day?

Here's what i see:…
NAkos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
if it is a PC (so not an Android tablet) you can turn flash player on like this…
KazerOnDA Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
Ah, okay.
I tried turning on my flash player earlier after looking through some comments and it didn't work out so well, but after reading the faq I found the link for mobile and it works perfectly, so I'll just stick with that.

Thank you for responding though, and I hope I didn't take up too much of your time.
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